Lesson learned. Organize 365 Project throughout year.
I finally caught up on organizing all of my 365 photos and learned the value of importing them into Lightroom in one catalog as I post them instead of waiting until the end of the year. But it's finished, and now I just need to create the album. Because you've heard it before: what good are your photos doing lying idle on your computer? Your computer could crash. Your hard drive could crash. The technology could become obsolete. But printed, barring a disaster like a flood or a fire, you have those photos tangibly forever and ever. I look forward to perusing these photos someday with my family and thinking about how long ago 2015 was and how little my little girl was. Because let's face it, at the beginning of the year she was a baby, and now she is indeed a little girl.
I've chosen a photo from each month in 2015 to show her progression and how much a 365 project helped me to work on my photography skills. I highly recommend doing a 365 project. I wasn't as strict as some. I work a part time swing shift at my other job, so I didn't pick up my camera on the days I worked, and I think I had photography overkill on the days I had off, so I just chose which photos I wanted for each day, whether they were actually from that day or not. Regardless, I picked up my camera several times a week, and it was huge in my development.
It's hard to believe what a difference a year can make. They really do grow up too fast.
And here are some of my overall favorites from 2015:
A new year. A new year of possibilities and goals and ideas and changes. I'm always a little anxious about the new year because I look back on the one we left behind and realize how much changed in just that one year. Some good and some bad. Our exciting baby announcement, but also the loss of my grandmother. The unknown is such a terrifying concept, this not having any idea what lies before us but pushing forward just the same. What will 2016 bring us? Will it be a year of joy and celebration, or will there be great trials as well. Either way, we must jump into 2016 headfirst, and this little curly haired moptop makes that jump so much easier. In 5 weeks, her sister will be here too, and what joy and craziness that will bring!
In 2015, my 365 project focused on Erin Hensley's Finding the Light monthly themes. I followed them to the letter each and every day except in December, but my 365 project also focused every day on my daughter. This year, I am still participating in Erin's themes, but my 365 project will not rely on them. I'm going to ease up and just use my 366 project (it's a leap year!) to photograph my daughters. I cannot wait to uncover the possibilities of photographing their individual growth, but also the growth of their relationship.
To each and every one of you, I wish you a 2016 full of happiness and joy and love and health.
1.366 We bought this hat at Walgreens on New Year's Eve, and you wore it around the store, refusing to take it off. We went to our friends' house that night, and you had so much fun playing with all of the kids that I found you in their basement running in circles and screaming and laughing all by yourself. Your joy was uncontainable, the best way to start the new year.
I can hardly believe an entire year has passed so quickly. My 365 Project for 2015 is in the books. This year has been full of ups and downs. We lost an amazing woman, my grandmother; our daughter grew from a baby into a toddler, a beautiful little girl; we found out we're having another little girl in February; we explored, we learned, we spent time with friends and family. This year has been amazing, and I reluctantly end this bittersweet 365 project with images of the most wonderful time of the year, one of the best Christmases we've ever had as we watched it through the wonder of our daughter's eyes.
I plan to do another 365 Project in 2016. While this year, except for December, I followed Erin Hensley's Finding the Light themes every day to the "t," next year I plan to be a little looser with it but still participate in Erin's group regularly. Thank you for all who followed this project and supported me. ♥
358.365 I showed you how to cut out the sugar cookie shapes, and then I let you do it on your own. You took bits of dough and made a little pile of it on the cookie sheet, and then you took bits from that pile and created a new pile on the counter. Back and forth, you were meticulous in your method.
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